Stora Enso makes huge investments in Guangxi Since Stora Enso commenced operations in China in 1985, the country has grown to be the company’s third-largest region in terms of employees. To meet growing local demand, a huge investment is now under way in order to enable the company to better serve its customers in China and neighbouring countries. By 2016, a fully operational consumer board machine will be in place outside the city of Beihai in the Guangxi region, and a chemical pulp mill will be established at a later date. Since China is currently dependent on imports for wood and fibre, large plantations have also been set up under Stora Enso’s management. These plantations cover a total of 90,000 hectares of land, which is equivalent to an area slightly larger than the region of Hong Kong. The total investment in Beihai will be the largest ever in the history of Stora Enso.